" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31

"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Oops, I told a fibber !

I didn't mean to, but I totally forgot a quilt finish from my hiatus.













One week when I didn't think that I could hand-quilt a bit longer, I pulled out the blue leaf quilt and machine-quilted it !












I meant to stipple behind the leaves, and do some artsy veining on the leaves themselves, and then try some swirling-water-quilting over the center squares.   But it was coming out uneven in the heaviness of the quilting. 














As is, the quilt is a little stiffer than I'm happy with, due to the smaller size of the meandering that I wound up doing all over.  I just went with what I started out doing in the background of the leaves as it was too dense to remove after I'd gone a ways. 

So, I really like the looks of it, and since it's a great piece for hanging on a wall, I think that it's okay that it's a bit stiff.   I hope to hang it this Fall, above my couch, continuing the blue-y feel in the living room.
 
I pieced the back from several bigger pieces that I had, and threw in a tree that I had free-pieced at the time that I was into piecing the leaves.   Because the quilt could be used as a wide or a narrow quilt, I pieced the back the long way.  But I put the sleeve on for it to hang the other way, as that fits best in the area I have for hanging.


I found this post in my list, marked as a draft,from way back in May of 2011, so I don't remember if I ever shared it or not.  If so, some of you may not have been reading my blog then.  And some of you may have already seen it.  Either way, please indulge my bad memory since I don't seem to be able to post pictures tonight.

1 comment:

  1. Your garden shot on top is sure pretty, I like that white leafed greenery in the mix. What a beautiful leaf quilt, Dolly! So often people stick to the autumn colors all over, but I love your blue sky background. I knew that just because you weren't posting, you were still creating!
    Oh, I like your new garden toy, too, hold on tight!
    :-}pokey

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